Teach, learn and grow as a 4-H environmental educator
Perhaps a cubicle is just not your work style? Or you want to try out teaching but not in a traditional classroom setting? We hire and train a few dozen seasonal environmental educators (EE) every year to inspire young minds in grades K-12 at our diverse and unique 4-H facilities from the north Georgia mountains to the coast. Our facilities include Wahsega 4-H Center, Fortson 4-H Center, Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Burton 4-H Center, Georgia 4-H at Camp Jekyll, and 4-H Tidelands Nature Center.
What is environmental education?
Georgia 4-H is one of the nation’s largest providers of residential environmental education, hosting about 40,000 participants during each school year statewide. Our research-based curriculum in life sciences, natural history, ecology and team building provides hands-on science learning in the context of the real world. Since the program began in 1979, over 1.2 million students from schools and home-based groups have participated.
Details and responsibilities
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for positions available from August to May at each of our 4-H facilities. Training consists of 2-3 weeks of preparation prior to the arrival of students. It includes teaching techniques, classroom management skills, class and curriculum outlines, animal handling and high ropes course instruction (for Rock Eagle, Wahsega and Fortson). Staff members generally work Monday through Friday, but hours vary based on visiting groups and schedules. Occasional weekend work is also required.
Education and skills required:
- a bachelor’s degree (education, natural science, biology, forestry, outdoor education or related fields is preferred)
- enjoy working outdoors
- desire to teach students about the environment
- ability to work as part of a team
- commitment and genuine interest in youth development
- well-developed communication skills
- creativity and dynamic personality
If interested, please send a resume, three references, and a cover letter to the appropriate 4-H center contact(s) below:
Apply online for environmental education positions:
- Rock Eagle 4-H Center
- Fortson 4-H Center
- Georgia 4-H at Camp Jekyll
- Burton 4-H Center at Tybee Island
- Wahsega 4-H Center
Learn more about the 4-H centers and environmental education programs
Visit the 4-H center websites below to learn more about what the facilities offer, the classes and other details:
- Wahsega 4-H Center (near Dahlonega)
- Fortson 4-H Center (in Hampton)
- Rock Eagle 4-H Center (near Eatonton)
- Burton 4-H Center (on Tybee Island)
- Camp Jekyll and 4-H Tidelands Nature Center (on Jekyll Island).